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Human Resources Analyst Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, slightly less than three-fifths of Human Resources Analysts have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $51K per year. In the world of Human Resources Analysts, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $73K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $10K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair portion. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Human Resources Analysts making up 75 percent of workers. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Human Resources Analyst Salary (?
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$37,272 - $72,065
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MEDIAN: $50,650
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Human Resources Analyst Salary (?
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$14.84 - $29.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,272 - $72,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,800  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,679 - $72,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $29.87  
   
Overtime
$22.81 - $45.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,679 - $72,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.
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Human Resources Analyst Tasks
  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst

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It's not very common for Human Resources Analysts to move on to become Human Resources Directors. Typical pay for a Human Resources Director is $78K annually. A Human Resources Manager role is the most common promotion for Human Resources Analysts moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $58K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Human Resources Analysts is a Human Resources Generalist position, where earnings are usually $46K.

Human Resources Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst

Human Resources Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, Human Resources Information System , Project Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 20 percent, 9 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Spanish Language, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Human Resources Analysts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $59K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, most land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Cincinnati
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Portland
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National Average
$51,000
Nashville
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For Human Resources Analysts, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati, and San Francisco, where Human Resources Analysts typically earn around 21 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent more than usual. Human Resources Analysts in Nashville report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

SQL
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Human Resources
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Data Analysis
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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Access
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Oracle
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Microsoft Excel
0%
HTML
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National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Office
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Powerpoint
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%